James is an independent consultant with over 25 years’ venue management experience gained from working with many of London’s flagship venues including ExCeL London, Earls Court Olympia Group & the Barbican Centre.
He is now applying this extensive knowledge and experience towards advising both private and public organisations in international venue development projects. British Athletics have currently engaged James to lead the venue planning and delivery of the largest global sporting event of 2017, the World Athletics Championships taking place at the London Stadium and throughout the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
As an Executive Director of ExCeL London, James was responsible for developing and delivering the ancillary services strategy for the venue, creating a new and transformational Food Vision and overseeing the £15m redevelopment of the venue’s F&B facilities. He was also ExCeL’s Commercial and Operational lead for their participation in the 2012 London Olympic Games.